Dire troll

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This article is about the large trolls also known as berserkers. For the enraged melee warriors, see Berserker. For missiles-throwing trolls, see Troll berserker. For mutated orcs sometimes called berserkers, see Dire orc.
Dire trolls
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Dire trolls[1][2] or berserkers[3] are especially large and powerful trolls.


A small number of trolls are strikingly larger and more heavily muscled than the rest of their brethren, though there is no racial distinction between them and the rest of the troll race. A variety of reasons might be behind this unusual size and musculature. For example, they might have been altered alchemically or magically, or they might also simply have been born larger than average. Regardless of the day-to-day prejudices that these trolls must contend with from other races, dire trolls are not regarded as monstrous by other trolls.[1] Zandalari troll children often catch a ride upon the backs of dire troll children.[4][5]

Among the military of Zandalar are the elite dire trolls. These trolls are warriors who have perfected their arts, traded portions of their lives for the dark gift of brutal strength, and serve Zandalar as her greatest weapons of war. Long ago it was decided that the Zandalari dire trolls should always have a seat on the Zanchuli Council, to ensure that those specials needs of the elite warriors were met by the government, and to provide the wisdom of war to those councilors who may seldom see a battlefront. Dire trolls are short lived.[6]

Female dire trolls can be found within blood troll society. Aka'ali the Conqueror is a female Zandalari dire troll.


Dire blood trolls Battle for Azeroth

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Dire forest trolls
Dire ice trolls
Dire jungle trolls
Dire sand troll
Dire Zandalari trolls


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Patch changes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Model updated.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Dire trolls now use a more upright skeleton with a new set of animations.